If you're like a lot of folks in the greater Syracuse area, chances are you haven't been driving all that much in the past few months. Sure, you're still making your weekly grocery run and taking the occasional outdoor excursion, but with COVID-19 throwing a wrench in most summertime travel plans, chances are your car has spent a lot more time idle in your driveway than out on the open road. However, even if you're not driving that much, it's still important to keep up with regular oil changes, and we're happy to help with those here at Cooper Kia.

Now, for a lot of folks in Amsterdam and New Hartford, it may seem counter intuitive to change your oil if you're not driving your car a lot. After all, if you're not using your car's engine, then it doesn't need to be lubricated by oil, and that means you don't have to change your oil as often, right?

Well, that's actually not the case. You see, like any other fluid you put in your car, engine oil breaks down over time. That's why when you get an oil change here at our Yorkville, NY dealership, you're advised to return after a certain number of miles or a certain number of months, and the keyword there is "or". Over time, the chemical compounds and additives in your car's engine oil will lose their effectiveness, meaning that when things do get back to normal and you start driving your car more frequently, that oil will be less effective at doing its job.

Plus, it stands to be mentioned that if you have a slow oil leak that's been drip-drip-dripping away for all these months, you may be dangerously low on lubrication for your engine, and that can lead to outright mechanical failure if left unchecked.

Fortunately for you, with our certified Kia technicians, selection of Kia OEM-approved synthetic oils, and competitive oil change specials to take advantage of here at our dealership near Syracuse, you can rest assured your vehicle is good hands when you come in for an oil change here at Cooper Kia. Schedule your next service visit online today.

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